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Holland America Line Europe Cruise Reviews

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Great cruise but gluten free cruisers should perhaps go somewhere else

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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cruiserzoetermeer60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Fortunately the Oosterdam is one of the older HAL ships (from before the Pinnacle class). That means: bigger staterooms, more space around the pool, less noise in the pool area and more space (in hight) in the main dining room. We are no fans of the new Pinnacle class ships although those ships (Koningsdam, New Statendam, Rotterdam 7) also have a lot to offer. It was therefore a great pleasure ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Enjoyed our cruise on the Oosterdam

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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DGE
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hi, We enjoyed our cruise very much, at the end of the day after spending 8 hours on excursions the ship was comfortable and perfect to relax before the next day of tours. Our Delta flight to Barcelona was perfect we flew on the Airbus A330-300 which I highly recommend. We had two seats next to the window with plenty of room considering we paid no extra for our seats. The plane has two ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Disappointing return to cruising

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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Maggiewooey
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We picked this cruise due to the itinerary. We had travelled once before on HAL in 2010 so decided to give them another try. Embarkation in Trieste was quick when we got to the embarkation dock. It was a bit confusing as we had arrived in Trieste on the night before the cruise and the ship was docked in the city, however when we woke up the next morning the ship was gone. It had moved to a ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very poor cruising

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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Caravela
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Very poor service, horrible food, only chicken and bad spaguetti bolonese all very salty On dining room also the same. This is not the HAL standard I have experienced and made me to return. Crew without experience. Maintenance of vessel looks poor and with signs of rust. Safety???? Port calls very badly planned with long distances to walk from the vessel and no assistance or guidance. ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Shockingly bad

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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MG60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A very bad experience that has made us think we might never cruise again. First, the positives: Staff, especially cabin stewards, were cheerful and helpful. Entertainment was good; 'Step One' dancers were excellent (but pure dance shows eventually wear thin) and the 'Lincoln Center Stage' musicians were first class, although sadly they have been given a poor venue that is open to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Rainy Iceland and Norway with Rough Seas

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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flowery
6-10 Cruises

Overall, I thought there were some positive aspects to the Rotterdam but we wouldn't sail with HA again. It was interesting the number of HA loyalists we met onboard who were certain HA was the best although they had never sailed on another cruise line. POSITIVES: Beautiful new ship with sparkling clean interiors. Excellent crew- room stewards were all Indonesian (?) and the captain is Dutch ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Best meals ever out of 14 cruises

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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MlleMag
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We had sailed 9 times with HA and expected (and received) top service, cleanliness, delicious meals, and, finally, very helpful assistance when our luggage got lost returning home. The food was the best we've had on any cruise line including previous HA trips. The southern ports in Norway (Bergen and Molde) were daunting with very cold, pouring rain; the HopOnOff tour in Bergen gave us a ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


First & last time on Holland America

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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onespots
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise strictly for the itinerary & only 3 sea days. This cruise is the 24 Day Greek Odyssey & Mediterranean Empires from July 28th to August 21 2022. By way of background about us. We are in our early 70's. We have over 15 ocean cruises, 3 Riverboat trips, & several land tours. The towns & ports are our destination not the ship. Our expectation is simple... a clean room & ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great experience, still prefer Virgin Cruises.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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cruisingcouple83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I admit Virgin Cruises has spoiled us. But due to being a new cruise line and limited destinations, we booked the Viking Saga cruise on the new Rotterdam ship. Pros: the pros are there are very few children on this ship, which makes for a better experience for me at least. The entertainment was classy and catered more to a cultured crowd. The blues band was excellent and the classical ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Wonderful week on the Rotterdam!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Postoffice
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We boarded at Amsterdam, everything went smoothly. Into our cabins quickly and able to go for lunch. The ship is beautiful with lots of lovely crew. Our cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with excellent air control and a good size balcony. The bathroom had a powerful shower with Elemis toiletries. We enjoyed the Pinnacle and Tamarind restaurants along with the Lido and Dutch cafe. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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